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  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Installation Problem


    A friend of mine has just downloaded Windows 8 and he's having problems with the installation, he says.

    What is Windows 8 Secure Boot? The Install Assistant is saying it won't be compatible with my computer.

    Does anyone know what this is?

    Thanks.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

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    What is Windows 8 Secure Boot? The Install Assistant is saying it won't be compatible with my computer.
    Your PC does not have uEFI BIOS, you can still install Windows 8.

    Have made the backup DVD.
    You can make the ISO from exe.

    Check this post by BillWindows.

    Upgraded, but changed my mind (want clean install, help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows
    You should have an upgrade file on your desktop, click on that, it asks some questions and one of them is do you want to install later say yes, then another question do you want to create an ISO file just say yes, when it has created the ISO file, right click on it to burn it to a DVD.
    Then boot from that to completely wipe your disk and reformat, make sure you have your key for when you start the installation. If you have a Windows Live account use that. Make sure you feel comfortable doing this and have anything you need backed up, this worked for me, I hope it works for you.

    If you need to redownload, go to your email from Windows Strore, download from the link.
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    you should start by telling us what system you have
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    you should start by telling us what system you have
    I think my friend is using Windows 7.

    I'm using Windows 8, I had no problem installing my DVD copy
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    If you want to run Windows 8 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
    • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

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    Last edited by cyberzen; 27 Oct 2012 at 19:08. Reason: highlighted WDDM Driver
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